Alluding to Pinkett Smith's shaved haircut, Rock said: "Jada, can hardly wait for GI Jane 2."
Smith strolled up in front of an audience and seemed to strike Rock prior to getting back to his seat and yelling: "Keep my significant other's name out of your... mouth."
Smith later apologized in a mournful best entertainer acknowledgment discourse.
"I need to apologize to the Academy. I need to apologize to my all my kindred candidates," Smith said subsequent to winning the principal Oscar of his vocation for playing the dad of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard.
"Craftsmanship emulates life. I resemble the insane dad, very much like they said about Richard Williams. However, love will cause you to do insane things."
Pinkett Smith has recently spoken about having the balding condition alopecia.
Rock looked stunned in the prompt repercussions of the episode, telling the crowd: "That was the best night throughout the entire existence of TV."
He then, at that point, gave over the best narrative award, which was the explanation he was in front of an audience.
His joke alluded to 1997 film GI Jane, in which Demi Moore played the lead spot with a buzzcut.
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